I guess there's no way of knowing, but I really would like to find out how much of the $5,098,093.79 raised by the Humble THQ Bundle went to charity, and how much went to the embattled publisher, which may qualify as a charitable cause depending on how you feel about its situation and the games it makes.
When it rolled out two weeks ago, comments from some pro-THQ gamers suggested that even though the spirit of the Humble Bundle is to give a slice to charity (and to offer titles DRM free, which these weren't), it'd be quite alright to give all of one's purchase price to THQ, and I don't really have a problem with that. They're hurting. People like their games. I really have no idea what THQ is going to do, long-term. Sure, they're a capitalist company, but if they want to hold a bake sale to stay afloat, willing buyer, willing seller and all that.
THQ's president, Jason Rubin, tossed $11,050 into the pot, giving all but $500 of that to charity. (He began with a $1,050 purchase, then put in a $10,000 buy at the end, I suppose so as not to artificially boost the average purchase price at the outset). Two were listed—the American Red Cross (presumably for Hurricane Sandy relief) and Child's Play, the go-to gamer's charity. He gave the $500 left over to Humble Bundle itself as a goodwill gesture.
The firm's stock price was $1.18 on Nov. 29, right before the bundle was announced. Yesterday it closed at $1.33, though it had gone above $1.50 in between. I guess it was a success, then.